Meet the Library Team

If you’re struggling with the library website or library search, or you can’t find the resource you’re looking for, please contact our friendly Assistant Librarians for help at libraries@arden.ac.uk

You can also follow us on Twitter for all the latest Library Service news and updates @LibraryArden.

Jude Wilson

Jude Wilson

Director of Library Services

jwilson@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hi, I’m Jude and I’m Arden’s Director of Library Services. I’ve been working in Libraries for almost 20 years and in Higher Education for 15 years. I studied social sciences at Glasgow University and completed my Masters in Library and Information Science at City University in London as a part time blended learning student - as such, like many in the team, I appreciate the challenges of studying whilst working and fitting in other life commitments. The Library and Academic Skills team are all here to help you as you progress through your studies, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you might have along the way. We hope you enjoy your time at Arden and wish you all the best with your studies.

Emily Clark

Emily Clark

Deputy Head of Library Services (Acquisitions and Systems)

eclark@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hi, I’m Emily and I'm Deputy Head of Library Services (Acquisitions and Systems). I am a Chartered Librarian with more than 18 years’ experience working in senior and managerial roles across academic and public sector library services. Like many of the team, I have also been a distance learning student, studying for an MSc in Information Studies online, and am committed to providing an excellent Library service that delivers seamless access to the resources you need wherever you are studying. 

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Jessica Wainwright

Senior Librarian (Acquisitions and System)

jwainwright@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hi, I’m Jessica and I’m Senior Librarian (Acquisitions & Systems) within Arden’s library team, working remotely. I’ve worked in libraries for 10 years in both NHS and academic settings, and have considerable experience managing and developing online library resources for students and academics. I have an MA in Information and Library Studies, which I completed via distance learning whilst working full time, so like most of the Library team I understand the pressures of juggling studying and working. I’m passionate about providing excellent library services – so if you need any support, please get in touch.

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Arwen Tobin

Content and Acquisitions Assistant

atobin@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hi, I’m Arwen and I’m a Content and Acquisitions Assistant, working remotely. I have worked in HE libraries for over 20 years, supporting both online and campus-based students. I hope to help provide quality, accessible library resources to enable students to succeed in their studies.

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Becky Worthington

Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions and Systems)

bworthington@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hi, I’m Becky, and I am one of Arden’s Assistant Librarians, based remotely. I have been working in academic libraries for nearly 5 years, and my aim is to help ensure you have access to high quality library resources that support your studies and that they are easily accessible. I am happy to help with any problems relating to using the library, so don’t hesitate to get in contact.

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Claire McHale

Assistant Librarian Acquisitions and Systems

clmchale@arden.ac.uk
Birmingham/Remote working

Hi, I'm Claire, and I am one of Arden's Assistant Librarians, working remotely. I have experience of working in public libraries, the Civil Service and over 12 years' worth of experience in academic libraries.

Like many of the other librarians, I completed my diploma in Library and Information Studies through distance learning and understand the issues students can face first hand.

I am passionate about accessibility, diversity and inclusion, and look forward to helping students and staff here at Arden.

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Emma Latham

Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions and Systems)

elatham@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hi, I'm Emma and I'm one of Arden's Assistant Librarians, based remotely. I have been working in HE libraries since 2017 and have also worked with special collections and archives. Like many others in the team I have experience of distance learning, having completed my library studies MA through remote study, and know that this journey can come with a unique set of challenges. I am passionate about high quality resource provision, and accessibility and inclusion, and am very happy to support you with getting the most out of the library and any library-related queries you might have. 

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Hazel Bowley

Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions and Systems)

hbowley@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hi everyone, my academic background is political science but I’ve been working within Library Services now for 7 years. I’ve previously taught academic and library skills as a Learning and Skills Librarian.

I look forward to working more closely with academic members of staff and helping to promote the library provision to our students.

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Jess Bartlett

Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions and Systems)

jebartlett@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hi, I’m Jess and I am an Assistant Librarian, working remotely. I have over 10 years of experience working in academic libraries and before that I worked in my local public library.

I’m familiar with the online and blended learning experience having completed my library qualification as a distance learner. I’m passionate about inclusive and accessible learning and I’m here to help you make good use of the library

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Kathryn Allan

Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions and Systems)

kallan@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hi, I'm Kathryn and I'm one of Arden's Assistant Librarians, based remotely. I hold a PhD in science, and for the past seven years I’ve worked in academic editing and information management, in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand. I’m passionate about academic resources and have first-hand knowledge of juggling study, work and family, so if you need any support with using the library services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Lewis Coyne

Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions and Systems)

lcoyne@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hello, I’m Lewis, and I’m part of Arden’s team of remote-working Assistant Librarians. I’ve worked in the higher education sector for over a decade, including as a Teaching & Learning Librarian, a Study Skills Tutor, and an Associate Lecturer in philosophy and anthropology. I hold a PhD in social philosophy and am passionate about all aspects of research and education, in particular teaching information and digital literacy skills. Like many others in the team, I know first-hand how hard it can be to balance work and family, so if you need any support with your studies please do get in touch.

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Marketa Zadrapova

Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions and Systems)

mzadrapova@arden.ac.uk
Prague/remote working

Hello, I'm Marketa and I'm one of Arden's Assistant Librarians, based remotely. I started with Arden University as an e-Library & Digital Asset Coordinator in the Academic Resources department, before the new Library Service was launched and I became Assistant Librarian. I studied social science and pedagogy and, despite my field of study, I also have experience working in financial and IT industry-oriented companies. Like many of us on the team, I have experience as a Distance Learning student, so I know that it isn’t easy to combine studying with your job, family, and other obligations. I am here to support you and help you to succeed in your studies!

Natasha Lavers

Natasha Lavers

Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions and Systems)

nlavers@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hello, I'm Natasha, an Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions & Systems) here in Arden's library team. I've worked in HE libraries since 2021 and, before then, studied for a degree in Archaeology and Ancient Civilisations and an MA in Museum and Artefact Studies. Delivering accessible library services is incredibly rewarding and I plan to work towards becoming a chartered librarian. I'm always happy to help with any library-related queries, so please don't hesitate to get in touch

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Nikki Gregory

Content and Acquisitions Assistant

ngregory@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hello, I’m Nikki and I am one of the Content and Acquisitions Assistants based remotely. I have over ten years’ experience of working in Higher Education from Quality Assurance and Compliance to Communications and Liaison Librarian roles. I studied Medieval History at University and have a degree in Library Services from UCL.

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Toni Jones

Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions and Systems)

tjones@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

I’m Toni, I am an Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions & Systems) based remotely. I have worked in Libraries for over 20 years, having worked in both public and NHS libraries for over 10 years.  I have a PGDip in Library and Information Management from Sheffield University. I have a passion for Libraries and the role they play in education and the use of new and emerging technology to enhance learning.

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Victoria Haddow

Content and Acquisitions Assistant

vhaddow@arden.ac.uk
Remote working

Hi, I’m Victoria. As a Content and Acquisitions Assistant, I ensure students at Arden have free and equitable access to every item on their module reading lists. I have worked in public, university and post-16 libraries for almost 20 years, teaching information literacy and promoting reading as a tool to improve mental health. I’m passionate about providing a library service that meets the needs of every Arden student.   

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Victoria Hunter

Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions and Systems)

vhunter@arden.ac.uk
Manchester/remote working

Hello, I’m Victoria and I’m one of Arden’s Assistant Librarians, based in Manchester. I’m a Chartered Librarian, with over ten years’ experience working in public and academic libraries, as well as experience working for the Open University, supporting distance-learning students and academics. I’m also an Open University graduate, currently continuing my studies with them as an MA student, so I understand the challenge of organising a busy life around studying, and the importance of having the right books, resources and information available to support your learning. If you need support with anything library-related, I’m always happy to help!